If you do not throw yourself into the breakers, how will you ever meet the one who frolics in the waves? 

--Zen Saying

The Auckland Zen Centre is a Buddhist community supporting authentic Zen practice and training in Auckland City, New Zealand.


                    Workshops are in a two-part format, and include:

  • detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation
  • how to establish a daily practice at home
  • developing mindfulness in daily life.

After you have attended the two-part introductory workshop you are welcome at any of the sittings offered by the Centre. The next pair of workshops are 9 and 16 November 2019 (both Saturdays).

If you wish to attend please register here

  Yoga Classes

  • Yoga classes are offered at the Centre on Mondays 7 - 8.15 p.m. For more information see here.
  • Yoga nidra and restorative yoga class is offered on Saturdays 9 - 10 a.m. For more information and if you are interested in this class please register here
  • Note: these classes are suspended during the school holidays.

 Meditation Supplies 

  • For meditation cushions, mats and benches handmade in New Zealand visit Dharmagear or call 09 550 4383.
  • T-Shirts AZC  T-shirts are still available in black (limited sizes only). See here for details and picture.

Auckland Zen Centre has now declared a Climate Emergency. This declaration is a way of affirming (to each other and to the wider community) that we are committed to the difficult work of facing the current climate crisis, exploring its roots in human greed, fear and denial, and its social and ecological consequences, and then doing what we can to alleviate suffering.

In doing this, we join hundreds of other Buddhist communities, faith groups, councils, cities and nations around the world, in order to serve and live in harmony with our living planet and all its beings as best we can. For more about the declaration and the work we are already doing at the Centre, see our Compassionate Action page.


  Most recent Newsletter

 See our Facebook page